Les Cartes Vivantes
Les cartes vivantes
Run time 2 minutes 45 secondsProducer Georges MélièsProduction Company Star Film CompanySponsor Gen XAudio/Visual silent, black and white
Also known as The Living Playing Cards in the USA
B&W : Short film
Directed by Georges Méliès
A bearded magician holds up a large playing card and makes it larger. He tears up a card of a queen, burns the torn bits, and a life-size Queen of Hearts card appears; then, it becomes alive. The magician puts her back into the card. The same thing happens with the King of Clubs: the card becomes alive. The king removes his costume, and there's something very familiar about him.
Méliès Star-Film production. / Produced by Georges Méliès. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was released in the USA as The Living Playing Cards on 8 April 1905; Fr 16 February 1905 by Georges Méliès [H56753].
Also Known As (AKA)
Les cartes vivantes France (original title)
Megelevenedett kártyák Hungary
The Living Playing Cards USA
Film negative format (mm/video inches)
Printed film format
1.33 : 1
December 1, 2014
Georges Méliès The Great
Surely Méliès was a great film artist as proven by this example. Look at the other shorts of his here.
November 30, 2014
Interesting old film. Hard to say which tricks were camera stunts and which actual legerdemain. Good performance anyway.